Human remains, thought to be those of a missing Irish man, have been exhumed from an unmarked grave at Menai Bridge cemetery in Anglesey.
They will undergo an examination later this week.
North Wales Police 'strongly believe' the remains to be those of Joseph Brendon Dowley, a 63 year old Irish man from Kilkenny.
The exhumation was preceded by a graveside blessing from local priest Father Frank Murray.
The remains were discovered on Rhosneigr beach in 1985.
Despite a police investigation at the time all enquiries made to identify him failed and an inquest returned an ‘open verdict’.
His death was not treated as suspicious and he was interred at Menai Bridge cemetery, Anglesey.
Police now believe the remains are those of Joseph Brendon Dowley, a 63 year old Irish citizen living at the time in London. Mr Dowley had been visiting family in Ireland in October 1985 and was last seen when he was driven to the ferry terminal by a relative.
HM Coroner for north west Wales Mr Dewi Pritchard Jones will now examine of what was recovered.
Police say sufficient DNA has been taken for a full comparison to be made.
Tests could take up to four weeks to complete.